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    "Goofus" Lyrics

    Phil Harris

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    I was born on a farm out in Ioway
    A flaming youth
    Who was bound that he'd fly away
    I packed my grip
    And I grabbed my saxophone
    Can't read notes but I play anything by ear
    I made up tunes on the sounds that I used to hear
    I'd start to play, folks used to say
    Sounds a little goofus to me

    Corn-fed chords appeal to me
    I like rustic harmony
    Hold the note 'n change the key
    That's called goofus
    Not accordin' to the rules
    That you learn at music schools
    But the folks just dance like fools
    They love goofus

    Got a job but I just couldn't keep it long
    The leader said I played all the music wrong
    So I stepped out with an outfit of my own
    Got together a new kind of orchestry
    And we all played just the same goofus harmony
    And I must admit, we made a hit
    Goofus has been lucky for me

    I must admit, we made a hit
    Goofus has been lucky for me
    This song was last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by William Harold, Gus Kahn, Wayne King.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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